One of my favorite things to do is to use natural materials in my work. In the summers here in Phoenix we get a few monsoon storms. After a storm there is debris everywhere, branches, leaves, palm fronds (leaves). Although it’s annoying to have to clean your yard from all the junk the wind brought, I am happy to inform you that I have been collecting palm tree leaves. And recently I decided to make a bouquet.
I gathered a handful of palm tree leaves.
Washed them from all the dirt. This also helped to make them softer and easier to work with.
Then it was time to paint. I coated them with a very light blue (leftover paint from when I was painting Maggie’s room) and red (also leftover from another project).
Then I added marks.
Once they were dry I put them in a little vase.
What natural materials can you find in your surroundings?